Sunday, June 23, 2024

Let's Talk About Text Baby


I have run into many delightsome words lately. Time to share!

Author Emma Jameson is the source of these words:

Lady Juliet in the Dr Bones books (I highly recommend this series) uses-

Fatuity – which means absurdity or foolishness or stupidity

Jejune (pronounced juh joon) – which means naïve or simplistic or superficial. When it’s used to describe writing it means dry & uninteresting.

Codswallop – which is a perfect word for untrue or nonsense – IMO Donald Trump is full of codswallop.

In Jameson’s series with main character Jem Jago ( This series is not my cup of tea) uses –

Quagmire – which means soft, shaky ground or a difficult, precarious or entrapping position or predicament. Very appropriate sounding word.


One of my favorite authors of all time – Amanda Quick (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) always gives me new or heretofore unexplored words.

Miasma – 1 an unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor 2 an oppressive or unpleasant atmosphere surrounding or emanating from something

For example – when I opened the door upon returning home from school and a miasma of fish smell wafted out to me – I knew – it was salmon cakes for supper night. Yuck.

Denouement – I so love this word. Pronounced day noo mawn 1 final part of a narrative when the strands of the plot are drawn together and all the stories are explained or resolved 2 climax of a chain of events when something is decided or made clear

For example – The denouement of the third season of Bridgerton was all I hoped it would be.

Maelstrom – 1 a powerful whirlpool in a sea or river 2 – a situation of confused movement or violent turmoil

For example – I entered a maelstrom of people attempting to leave when the Taylor Swift concert ended.


Speaking of Ms Swift – she uses a word in the lyrics for her song - Karma – that is very satisfying –

Opacity – which can mean lacking transparency or translucence or opaqueness – it also can mean obscurity of meaning

Taylor Swift - Karma (a great song to sing along to in your car)

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